DEQ to hold public hearings on proposed fracking rules

photo: Michigan water

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will hold two public hearings on proposed updates to our state's fracking rules. We need as many Michigan LCV members in the room to send one clear message: Michigan’s lakes, rivers and streams deserve top notch protections, and right now the DEQ's changes to water safeguards are not up to snuff.

Will you attend one of the following DEQ fracking public hearings and make comments? 

The DEQ is planning to have a hearing officer officiate the hearing and allow citizens to sign up to speak for three minutes.


July 15th at Treetops Resort, 3962 Wilkinson Road, Gaylord,  6:30 PM. RSVP here >>

July 16th at Lansing Center, 333 East Michigan Avenue, Lansing, 6:30 PM. RSVP here >>

>Download Michigan LCV's Talking Points Here 

>Can't make it to the meeting? Send in your comments using Michigan LCV's Comment Form.

Michigan LCV, in partnership with many other environmental and conservation groups across the state, requested that the DEQ make a number of specific changes to Michigan's current fracking rules so that they better protect the quality and quantity of Michigan's freshwater and the health of our communities. Those requests were largely ignored.

The DEQ's updates barely skim the surface and they do not adequately protect our state's lakes, rivers and streams. Since those proposed changes were released, our members have asked what they can do to stand up for stronger safeguards to protect Michigan's freshwater. Now is our chance.